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From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of this dramedy about a young woman infatuated with an inanimate object. More…

Erica, shy and more than a little socially awkward, is in love with Dee. The problem is that Erica's politician mother, her friend, and the nosy residents of their Massachusetts small town don’t understand at all, because Dee is a letter in the Dairy Queen sign. 'Inanimate' explores objectophilia, feeling like an outsider, listening to your heart, and finally finding your tribe.

Member Reviews (27)


Funny, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy
Avg Score

Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you're ready for an emotional and intellectual journey of discovery, as well as if you admire strong acting in challenging roles.

Don't see it if you prefer not to examine your assumptions and preconceptions.

During previews
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you can let yourself "give in" If you can just go with it and trust the playwright.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional show that takes no risks

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August 30th, 2017
“As directed by Courtney Ulrich and performed by the Bats…this play unfolds as a sort of normcore comic variation on ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ which insists we regard its central relationship as worthy of high flights of poetic fancy. Such a perspective could so easily lean toward smirky voyeurism or c...
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August 31st, 2017
"Even a playwright with the combined skills of O'Neill, Kaufman and Hart, Wilson, and Vogel would be hard-pressed to make this syndrome comprehensible...For most of its 85 minutes, it appears to be running around in various directions, its sheer energy often signaling desperation...Ulrich's direc...
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September 3rd, 2017
“One never knows whether to laugh or to cry at Erica's predicament which makes human relationships difficult. Nevertheless, the writing is often poetic and the acting is first rate. Led by Lacy Allen as a charmingly confused Erica, the cast devours their roles with the authenticity of a new class...
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August 31st, 2017
"The Bats do a wonderful job with this material. Lacy Allen stands out as the central character, portraying Erica’s quirky sexuality without turning it into an SNL skit...Director Courtney Ulrich tastefully navigates delicate intimate moments involving a can opener...But the play feels conflicted...
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